Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Sanitary Paper Product Manufacturing survived the recession better than most industries in the manufacturing sector because of the number of everyday necessities that the industry provides. As the economy recovers, consumers will be able to afford more expensive and high-quality industry products, boosting revenue. Changing demographics, such as fewer babies and aging baby boomers have made for a shift in product ratios, with fewer diapers required and more incontinence products needed... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Sanitary paper product manufacturers are primarily located in the Great Lakes, Southeast, West and Mid-Atlantic regions. Industry operators are typically located near key suppliers and major consumer markets. Since sanitary paper products can be quite bulky, transportation costs can be high for manufacturers. As a result, operators usually locate manufacturing plants near end markets in order to minimize these costs.
About 27.7% of industry establishments are located in the Great Lakes region. Although Wisconsin is the largest producer, the majority of states within this region have a significant number of operating plants. The Great Lakes is the second-most common destination for wood pulp mills and paper mills... purchase to read more